Chase Bullock is thinking hard about committing to Virginia, and it may happen this weekend. The 6-3, 223 pound Northern Durham (Durham, NC)linebacker will visit Virginia unofficially this weekend for the game versus Florida State.
“I’m going to take the next couple of days to think about it, but I might commit to Virginia this weekend,” said Bullock. “It’s something that’s been on my mind for the past two weeks.”
Bullock is heading up to Charlottesville on Saturday and hopes to stay until Sunday. One of the top linebacker prospects in the state of North Carolina, he has received scholarship offers from Virginia, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Duke, and Marshall.
The relationship he has developed with the UVA staff as well as Coach Groh’s NFL history are two of the reasons the Cavaliers are out in front.
“Coach Groh used to coach in the NFL, and it’s my dream to play in the NFL,” said Bullock. “He can get me there. They have a great coaching staff and they treat me like family. Coach Golden and Coach Prince write me hand-written letters almost everyday. It’s different stuff, some things are about me and some things are about them and their program.”
We will be sure to check back with Chase this weekend to see if he has made his decision. It sure looks good for the Cavaliers right now, who would receive a talented, versatile, and athletic linebacker that could play anywhere in the 3-4 scheme.
On the season, Bullock has made over 100 tackles in just eight games. They have two games remaining before the playoffs begin.
Could Bullock Lead to Gamble?
Chase is familiar with Maurice Covington, the 6-5, 190 pound WR/OLB Southern Durham HS junior that recently committed to Virginia.
“He’s going to be a great wide receiver prospect,” said Bullock. “He’s tall and fast.”
He is closer with another of Southern’s stars, running back/defensive back Charles Gamble. Gamble is 6-3, 210 pounds, and has been timed at 4.42 in the 40 yard dash.
“Me and Gamble are hang out all the time… we are like best friends,” said Bullock. “He’s a great player.”
If he commits to UVA, will Bullock work on his buddy?
“(Laughing) No I don’t think so,” said Bullock. “Not really.”